Robert Coates Jr. moved his family to Stonington Connecticut around 1707. His children remained in that area, married and continued the family there. John Coates married and remained in Lynn Mass. where he also had a family.
The Coates Family in Connecticut- Robert Coates Jr. and Mary Hodgkins Coates- died in Stonington Connecticut. Their children are as follow:
Robert Coates III B 8/17/1683 - died in Stonington Conn. 1771. He married Mary ? in 1706. Mary outlived him. They had the following children all born in Stonington Conn.
Bartholomew Coates born 9/1/1707 Died 2/22/1743
Mary Coates born 4/8/1713 married Alexander Patterson. No children, no additional information at this time.
Obediah Coates born 3/26/1715
Susannah Coates born 5/4/1717 married Nathan Hewitt
Daniel Coates born 10/30/1719
Martha Coates born 10/28/1721 married Joseph Safford or Preston on 1/11/1749. Widowed in 1768- no children.
Victoria Coates born 10/17/1723 . married Isreal Hillard on 4/5/1751
David Coates born 12/28/1726 died in Schenectady New York during the French and Indian War 1760. Will probated 12/15/1728 brother Obediah administrator.
Thankful Coates born 2/25/1728. Never married.
Timothy Coates born 1730 died 9/2/1758 at Fort Edward Hospital in New York
Mary Coates was born in Ipswich Mass. She never married. She died in Stonington Conn. around 1772. She left a will dated 9/25/1764. The will was proved ( which means the will was read and authenticated as being her own.)7/10/1772 in New London Conn. Her heirs were Hannah Coats and Bartholomew Coats children of her deceased brother Hezekiah Coats.
William Coates born 10/23/1689 -Died in Stonington 1/23/1776. On 6/9/1714 he married Hannah Bill of Groton Con. She died in 3/13/1769. William and Hannah had the following children:
Experience Coates born 8/17/1718 died 12/30/1743
Mary Coates born 10/14/1719
William Coates Jr. born 11/31/1731 died 1785
Katherine Coates Baptised 4/5/1724 died before 1770. She married Joseph Palmer Jr.
Obediah Coates born 9/18/1691. Obadiah is alive in 1698 but no records exist of him after that time. It is probable that he died in childhood.
Hannah Coates born 2/12/1693- . Hannah married twice. Her first marriage was to RH Westerly of Ipswich. Her second marriage was to Joseph Babcock on 1/1/1728. They had teh following children all born in Stonington Conn.
Dorothy Babcock 2/2/1729
Abigail babcock 4/30/1731
John Babcock 10/15/1733
Joseph Babcock 10/15/1733
Joseph Coates 3/20/1695 died in Wallingford Conn. 1772. Joseph married twice, first in Stonington on 11/7/1723 to Hopesill Elliot. She died and he remarried a second time at Lynn Mass. on 3/31/1728 to Margret Ramsdill. Margaret was born 2/18/1707 and died in 1716. She was the daughter of Jonathan Ramdill and Anna Chadwell. Joseph was a carpenter and lived in Lynn on the Boston road until 1752 when he moved to Wallingford Conn. Joseph and Margaret had the following children, all born in Lynn Mass:
Phillip Coates born 1729 died after 1776
Mary Coates born 1731
Elizabeth Coates born 1733
Martha Coates born 1735
Hazel Elpany Coates born 1737
Moses Coates born 1739 died in Roseboom NY 1812
Amma Coates born 1745 married in Wallingford on 7/28/1768 to Nash Yale Jr.
John Coates born 1745 died in middlefield Mass. 1/19/1824
Caleb Coates 9/22/1698 Died stonington 10/9/1749. Caleb married Mary Keys in Stington on 12/2/1719. They had the following children all born in Stonington:
Christopher Coates born 9/13/1720 died near Galway NY
Dorothy Coates born 7/2/1722. Married her cousin Obediah Coates on 8/4/1741
Amos Coates born 7/14/1724 died before 1768
Desire Coates born 11/6/1726 died 5/3/1737
Zebulon Coates born 12/30/1727 died 6/11/1749
Joseph Coates born 3/16/1730 died 4/16/1752/ Married mary? no children.
Abigail Coates 4/30/1701 married Uriah Hosmore of Norwich Conn. 8/30/1750. No children.
Grace Coates 4/30/1701- married Joshua Vose of Westerly Conn. 2/21/1754. No children.
Hezekiah Coates 4/2/1705- died stonington 10/2/1751. Married 9/22/1742 to Freelove Frink born 8/4/1719, daughter of Grace Frink. They had the following children:
Hezekiah Coates born 3/7/1743 died 1/6/1750
Bartholomew Coates born 7/11/1744 died 1795
Experience Coates born 11/20/1746
Hannah Coates born 9/6/1748
Abigail Coates born 8/21/1750
As you can see, Robert Coates III was very prolific. He was the founding father of the Connecticut branch of the Coates family. Next time we will look at his brother John Coates family that remained in Lynn, Essex Mass. We will also look at our third early Coates family, Charles Coates of westField Mass. I apologize if this is becoming somewhat confusing. I am attempting to set this up so as the analyze the three families side by side during roughly the same time periods. I have not lost sight of Thomas Coates and his family and we will return to them in a short while. Until next time, stay warm, stay safe and let history be your guide.